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Old 12-15-2004, 08:40 AM   #1
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automatically logging into XWindows

I have a Red Hat System and the gnome Xwindow system.

I can't give any more info now since the machine is taking data and I'm not able to access it.

I would like to know if it's possible to have the machine automatically log into Xwindows upon bootup with a specific username and pw. I am aware of the security concerns regarding this. I also am not about to change the run-level, that is, go from multiple user to single user mode.

Thanks in advance for the help and advice.

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You could use gdm on boot for graphical login, but you're going have to enter a password every time - as far as I know.
Old 12-16-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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I believe KDM has an option for automatically logging in with a specific username and password. You should have a look into it/it's conf files.


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